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Private burning is outlawed in Louisiana.

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office issued the ban, which will go into place at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

The ban does not apply to any prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or any by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry or by those who do burning as an accepted agriculture practice.

Private burning will be banned unless permission is given by a local fire department or a local government.

The State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said the ban is to help follow the Governor's Shelter in Place order, saying that he'd been receiving calls of people gathering and having bonfires around the state.

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